“Always find time for the things that make you happy to be alive” –
So many things have brought me joy this week.
Family, The Olympics Starting, Books, Music, Roaring Fires, 100th Day of School outfits.
Monkey called his look “100th day old man”
Princess called her look “Get off my lawn”
- I think that I’ve placed orders for around 15 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies, and would probably order more if they came to the door, because GIRL SCOUT COOKIES! NOM. So when I saw this Beer Pairings For Girl Scout Cookies from Beer and Brewing, well… I may have swooned a little bit.
- When I was growing up, my Dad had a recipe for homemade Kahlua, which I think is why I have always had a soft spot for kahlua. My first out of the dorm roommate in college and I loved us some White Russians. As soon as we’d crack the top off a bottle of kahlua, the sensuous aroma wafting through the air just made me happy. I’ve added kahlua to cakes and cupcakes and buttercream, but I never thought of cookies, and then Gaby – sweet, amazing, talented, wicked Gaby posted these Boozy Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Kahlua and now I’m cursing her because I have to make them, and I’m probably going to want to eat every. single. one of them.
- We drove to the bustling metropolis of Mineola, TX for my youngest brother-in-law’s wedding, and the kids saw their first REAL snow while we stopped for gas in Tyler. I got it on a little IG video ;-) They were pretty excited, as were the rest of the adults
- Mocha Momma aka Kelly is one of the most amazing women I’ve never met. She is on my list of people I hope to meet someday. She is brilliant, funny, passionate, and doesn’t back down. A few weeks ago Kelly posted on twitter about older black men in tuxedos at a restaurant she was at, following her tweets that evening, I, like many, was intrigued. The internet has a lot of ugly, but the internet also has brings about some wonderful things and because the internet makes the world smaller, and often brings about wonderful things… Kelly found people who knew the dapper gentlemen, and was able to… well, read Kelly’s The Tuxedo Men Project post. It really is a MUST READ. I can’t wait to follow this story even further – I believe there are great things ahead, and that more of this story needs to be told and shared.
- P!nk has been one of my favorite artists since the first time I heard/saw There You Go , I’ve been a fan and following her phenomenal career since then. Whenever P!nk comes over our house stereo, the entire family rocks out and dances around together. She has come into her own, taken control and is one hell of a powerhouse performer and a definitely role mode. Her Grammy performance this year.. I can watch it over and over and over. It’s one of my favorite performances from this year’s Grammy’s.
- I have a book in my hands, and it’s one of those books that you put down several times, and then pick up again with a deep exhalation. This is a book that you know will change you, will make you look at yourself, at your life, at what you’re doing and how you’re living. This is a book that you have to be prepared for change, you have to be ready for it, and open for it. This book, it’s a book written by someone I went to high school with, someone who is amazing. For years, Tsh has run a website that has helped people to slow down and live more simply, more purposefully, more intentionally. This book. Get it. Read it. Invest in yourself and this book: Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World